Vol. 25, No. 23
Up in Smoke?: Despite stalling in the state house, medical-marijuana legalization could still rise from the ashes
"If we can get it to the floor, it will pass."
By Charlie Deitch
New City Paper project will track summer gun homicides
"There's a chance of it being a pretty bad summer."
By Rebecca Nuttall
Stuart Day Guitars is making a play for the big time
"The longer I do it, the more in love I get with it."
By Alex Gordon
Unpacking state Rep. Matt Baker's medical-marijuana research
Of the 194 links provided, few lead to actual studies
Faces of Resilience
Senti Restaurant and Wine Bar
A new Lawrenceville venue that offers fine-dining contemporary Italian fare
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Wood Fired Flatbreads is a traveling enterprise specializing in super-fast pizzas
Magically, the pie spent just one minute, 16 seconds in the oven
By Alex Zimmerman
Wigle Distillery releases its first bourbon
"We said we'd never make a bourbon, but people ask for it every day."
By Celine Roberts
The arts festival explores the theme "Unseen/Unheard."
Programming encompasses viewpoints you might not have heard and artists you might not have seen
By Bill O'Driscoll
Diane Grguras gives vivid life to her plein-air pastels
The soft, sketchy chalks are more brilliant than oils and perfectly suited to a painterly technique
By David S. Berger
Five or Six Therapists Ago
Accomplished rapper Kate Tempest is, above all, a storyteller
"The organizing principle of any community is the stories that we tell each other about who we want to be, who we don't want to be."
By Caralyn Green
On the heels of the band's 13th release, Wire's Colin Newman wants fans to look beyond Pink Flag
"Pink Flag is probably the most conventional record that Wire has ever made"
By Mike Shanley
Local rapper Sovren approaches his craft with an artistic mind
"I'm not trying to impress you with lyrics; I'm not trying to necessarily impress you with flow."
By Trevor Leard
Critics' Picks, June 4-10
Shows by The Me Toos, Father John Misty, Hop Along, and the Leni Stern African Trio
By Shawn Cooke
On the Record with Molly Rankin of Alvvays
"I don't even think I'll ever own a house at this point."
How The Other Half Loves at PICT Classic
What should be a series of comedy mishaps feels like sorties into the enemy camp
By Ted Hoover
The Best of Everything at Little Lake Theater
A wealth of roles for women enlivens a show set in 1950s New York
By Tyler Plosia
The Dance on Widow's Row at New Horizon Theater
Billed as a romantic comedy, the show extends uncommonly far into both romance and comedy
By Colette Newby
Women's-empowerment theme makes for a strong evening of dance from fireWALL
Admission's real strength came in an onslaught of full-throttle, energetic and athletic dance sequences
By Steve Sucato
Forget plot or dialogue: This is an awesome spectacle of vicarious destruction
By Al Hoff
This true life story can be fairly described as "The Miracle Worker in a convent"
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World
A new documentary looks at the work of the Swiss artist
Love and Mercy
A bio-pic of Beach Boy Brian Wilson covers two critical times: the creative 1960s and the isolated 1980s
Soaked in Bleach
A docu-drama questions whether Kurt Cobain’s death was a suicide
Lynn Cullen Live 6/3/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 6/4/15
Lynn Cullen Live 6/5/15
Lynn Cullen Live 6/8/15
"Instead of emphasizing the context in which you cheated, you're emphasizing the break-dick pace at which you cheated."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like
Activists Announce Roots Pride Pittsburgh
By Ashley Murray
CP Weekend Podcast - June 5 - 7, 2015
By Ashley Murray, Celine Roberts and Aaron Warnick
Short List: June 3 - 11
Free movies, concerts begin in the city; Hands Up art show at Local 412; A (micro) history of world economics, danced at City of Asylum; hip-hop concert dance at the New Hazlett
SpinCycle Returns to the Rochester Inn!
Rochester Inn Hardwood Grille
Fri., Dec. 6, 8:30 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Workers at LGBTQ service center Persad vote to unionize with United Steelworkers
By Ryan Deto
Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella renews calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster as Facebook board chair
Where do Allegheny County’s elected officials stand on the fight over fracking and cracker plants?
An illustrated family holiday cookie recipe, passed down through generations
By Abbie Adams